ESTA is the leading European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry.

ESTA Users' Night and Awards

The ESTA Users' Night and Awards of Excellence takes place in the Spring of every year and has become a hugely popular event, regularly attracting more than 500 guests.

The awards are open to companies that are members of ESTA national associations, ESTA special members and ESTA affiliates.

 

In 2015, there were ten categories which attracted more than 70 entries:


  • Cranes telescopic lifting capacity ≤ 120 t

  • Cranes telescopic lifting capacity > 120 t

  • Cranes Lattice Boom
 
  • Transport - trailer and load under 120t GCW [Gross weight]
  • Transport- trailer and load over 120t GCW [Gross weight]
  • Combined Techniques

  • Safety

  • Innovation - End User
  • Innovation - Manufacturer
  • SPMT


The crane and transport jobs of the year are awarded to an individual company for an innovative, complicated or otherwise unusual job, completed safely, professionally and to the client’s satisfaction.

 

Smaller companies are especially encouraged to enter.

 

The judging is carried out by an independent jury of experienced professionals, according to a strict points system drawn up by ESTA.

 

The finalists are published in advance of the awards evening, with the winners being announced on the night.

Latest ESTA News

  • ESTA’s SPMT best practice guide to be published at BAUMA

    ESTA’s long-awaited best practice guide for the use of SPMTs is due to be published in Munich this April, during the organisation’s meeting at Bauma.
    The new guidelines will help address the problem of trailers tipping over, which has happened on some occasions even though then operating rules and stability calculations have been precisely followed.

    Free download available, please click on the read more button

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  • From BSK: New axle pressure gauge rules in Germany

    From January 2016 in Germany, it is compulsory for abnormal load transports to have their vehicles equipped with a gauge which measures axle pressure, if the vehicle has air- or hydro-pneumatic suspension. 


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Upcoming events

  • 23rd of May 2016 Breakbulk Europe, Antwerp,Belgium

    Breakbulk Europe is the largest exhibition & educational forum in the world addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals. Breakbulk Europe’s targeted programming will ensure that you develop skills and strategy to help you do your job more effectively.

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  • 22nd of September 2016 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles Hannover

    International exhibition for commercial vehicles.
    The International Automobile Exhibition IAA is the world's most important trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics.

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  • 12th of October 2016 JDL Med, Marseille, France

    JDL Med, October 12-14th, 2016, Marseille, France

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